There are many standards and legislation that govern the plumbing industry, however we define the most important related to plumbers in order of importance

Legislation

Laws to govern society:

  • National Building Regulations & Building standards (Act 103 of 1977)
  • Consumer Protection Act (Act 68 of 2008)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (85 of 1993)
  • Water Services Act (108 of 1997)

Standards

Standards govern how we apply the legislation:

  • SANS 10400- National Building Regulations
  • SANS 10400 XA- Energy usage in buildings
  • SANS 10252-1: 12- Part 1 water supply installations for buildings
  • SANS 10252- 2: 1993- Part 2 drainage installations for buildings
  • SANS 10254: 2012- The installation, maintenance, replacement and repair of electrical geysers
  • SANS 10106: 2006- The installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of domestic solar geysers
  • SANS 1352: 2012- The installation, maintenance, replacement and repair of domestic heat pump systems
  • Local municiple bylaws

Bylaws

Derived from standards applied in the local munocipalities speciific to the area

Legislation and standards